Syracuse, NY Business Overview

On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 12:07

Syracuse is rapidly gaining recognition as a worker’s paradise. The Salt City was ranked #16 on’s Top 100 job markets and desirable commute conditions.

Major Industries

Keeping the environment clean and healthy is a popular business in Syracuse. Home to The Center of Excellence for Environmental and Energy Systems, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and the CleanTech Center, clean air provides good business climate in Syracuse.

Life Sciences also provides a job market thanks to major names, such as Welch Allyn Inc., which specializes in medical devices and Bristol-Meyers Squibb, a pharmaceutical company, both of which have facilities in Syracuse.

Finance and banking and health-care industries are also successful due to the city's immediacy to New York and its well-educated workforce.


Syracuse is conveniently found in between two major interstates, I-90 and I-81, and has well-developed highways to get you around the area. These two features allow for a quick commute of under 20 minutes on average. In fact, Syracuse’s transit time is well below the national average.

The nearest airport, Syracuse Hancock International Airport, is located in northern Syracuse and holds major airlines such as Delta, United Airlines and US Airways. The airport flies out to major cities in the Eastern United States.

Central New York Regional Transportation Authority services the Syracuse area with more than 260 buses, while Amtrak Station – Syracure (SYR) provides transportation throughout the country.


See a list of top employers in Syracuse.